Hume, Australian Capital Territory

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CanberraAustralian Capital Territory
Hume ACT Aerial.jpg
Aerial view
Hume is located in Australian Capital Territory
Coordinates35°23′13″S 149°10′12″E / 35.387°S 149.170°E / -35.387; 149.170Coordinates: 35°23′13″S 149°10′12″E / 35.387°S 149.170°E / -35.387; 149.170
Population430 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density50.0/km2 (129.5/sq mi)
Gazetted22 March 1982
Area8.6 km2 (3.3 sq mi)
Territory electorate(s)Kurrajong
Federal division(s)Bean
Suburbs around Hume:
Jerrabomberra (district) Symonston Jerrabomberra (NSW)
Jerrabomberra (district) Hume Jerrabomberra (NSW)
Gilmore Tralee (NSW) Tralee (NSW)

Hume is a suburb of Canberra in the District of Jerrabomberra. The suburb is named after the explorer Hamilton Hume and streets are named after Australian industrialists and businessmen.[2] Hume is a light-industrial suburb and there is no significant housing development. At the 2016 census, Hume had a population of 430,[1] up from six in 2006,[3] as a result of the construction of the Alexander Maconochie Centre. The location of the prison has also given Hume a highly unusual gender ratio with 93.4% of the permanent population being male.[1]


Deakin Volcanics from the Silurian period underlie Hume. Cream and purple rhyodacite are found in the south and including Tralee, New South Wales. A mixture of purple and green tuff, ashstone, shale, and coarse sandstone is in the north east. Coarse dark purple rhyodacite is in the north end near Queanbeyan turn off.[4]

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  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Hume (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 July 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Canberra's suburb and street names : origins and meanings. Department of the Environment, Land and Planning. 1992. p. 63. ISBN 1-86331-128-9.
  3. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Hume (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 24 May 2009.
  4. ^ Henderson G A M and Matveev G, Geology of Canberra, Queanbeyan and Environs 1:50000 1980.